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Family suddenly homeless after Thatcham flat blaze

Family escape unhurt but left homeless by blaze

Jane Meredith

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Family suddenly homeless after Thatcham flat blaze
A THATCHAM family found themselves homeless on Sunday evening, after fire tore through their flat.Five fire engines were called to the scene in Lancaster Close at 8.15pm – two from Newbury, one from Tadley, a fourth from Hungerford and an aerial...

A THATCHAM family found themselves homeless on Sunday evening, after fire tore through their flat.

Five fire engines were called to the scene in Lancaster Close at 8.15pm – two from Newbury, one from Tadley, a fourth from Hungerford and an aerial platform ladder from Reading.

Firefighters discovered the flat and roof well alight, with the family already safely outside.

All the other occupants of the building were also evacuated by firefighters.

Four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using two hose reels.

The aerial platform ladder was used to examine the roof space and ensure the fire had not spread.

The cause of the fire was under investigation by the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS), and was not being treated as suspicious according to firefighters, who left the scene after three hours.

The family, who did not wish to comment, were being cared for at the scene by the Fire and Emergency Support Service, overseen by the Red Cross, after the flat was left uninhabitable by the fire.

A Sovereign response vehicle was also called to the property.

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  • EmmaLovegrove1

    20/06/2015 - 00:12

    It does make sense. Yes you're correct no names were mentioned but they got a few things wrong. I was only saying that they should get things right before they publish a story. It's the silly little things they can affect people.

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  • EmmaLovegrove1

    26/05/2015 - 00:12

    Should really get the facts right before you publish a story

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    • Smiley face

      29/05/2015 - 18:06

      Trying to understand what exactly those facts are? A very straight forward story of the events and no names or details etc were used..... If it was damning in anyway to anyone then your comment would make sense!

      Reply

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